Jacob Boehme's Three Principles of the Divine Essence (Complete text)
OF the Eternal Dark, Light, and Temporary World.
Book contributor Martin Euser
SHOWING What the SOUL, the IMAGE and the SPIRIT of the SOUL are:
As also what ANGELS, HEAVEN
and PARADISE are.
How ADAM was before the Fall, in the Fall, and after the Fall,
What the WRATH of GOD, SIN, DEATH, the DEVILS, and HELL
are: How all Things have been, now are, and
how they shall be at the last.
Sulphur, Mercurius, Sal. Stars and Elements. Angels.
Birth of the eternal Nature
The true Eternal Nature.
Whence the Devils, Angels and Souls are.
Of the Third Principle, or the Creation of the material
World, with the Stars and Elements; wherein the first and second
Principles are more clearly understood.
Out of what came the Tree of Good and Evil.
Of the Separation in the Creation, in the third Principle.
Of the Heaven and its eternal Birth and Essence, and
how the four Elements are generated;
Of the Creation of the Creatures, and of the Springing
up of every growing Thing; as also the Stars and Elements, and
of the Original of the Substance of this World.
Of the Gulf that is between Paradise and this World.
The Fruit, Fire, Light and Air in Paradise. Paradise is Infinite;
the Shadow of all created Things remains eternally in Paradise.
A Description of the transitory Spirits
Of the Creation of Man, and of his Soul, also of God's
Of the creating of the Woman out of Adam. How
the heavenly Body of Adam was changed. Of the Pit out of
which Adam is supposed to be taken. How Adam's property was
before his Sleep. Why the Bestial Propagation is an Abomination
to God. Eve's Creation described. The Soul and Form of Eve
before the Fall. What the duty of Man is towards his Wife.